PAST LIVES THERAPY
The following excerpt is from the self help
psychology book, Be Your Own Therapist.
Doesn't such a therapy sound esoteric and mystical? It really
isn't that way 99% of the time. The experience is more like
eating thick soup - solid, real and satisfying (but not dull).
For several years there have been therapists who have been using
hypnosis to regress people to past life experiences. A solid
informative book on the subject has been published recently,
Through Mind into Healing by Dr. Brian Weiss. While only a
minority of clients seem to be in need of this type of therapy,
it usually resolves issues that have never before been amenable
to resolution with other more conventional therapies.
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Personally I first experienced past lives regression in a 1980s
classroom experiment with other prospective psychotherapists. It
was a big surprise then to discover that I was a different sex
when I "looked down at my body in my mind's eye" as directed by
the hypnotist. The solid details are what make such an
experience feel so real: the type of shoes being worn, the
old-fashioned money, the worn bench and most especially, the
ordinariness of it all. Several years later I sought out a
therapist who did past lives therapy. I discovered in that
therapy that in a prior lifetime I had died giving birth to a
child. That explained much of my discomfort then with my own
sexuality, trauma knots from that lifetime affecting me in this
lifetime. (There will be those reading this who "know" that it
was trauma in this lifetime that I was avoiding. No. I disagree.
I entered past lives therapy after years of primal therapy, a
therapy that focused exclusively on this lifetime's traumas.
Primal treatment had done little up to then to ease that
Growth Exercise. Find a hypnotist who does past life regressions
and try it out for yourself. You don't have to do therapy. Just
find out what there is to see and experience.
While resolving trauma in this lifetime may take months or even
years, resolving the effects of past life trauma knots on this
lifetime is usually much quicker. Insight will often be
sufficient. If not, and the trauma knot in a past life must be
faced, its knotting effect on this life usually gets untied more
readily than if it were this life's trauma knot.
Whether the idea of past lives is The Truth is just not that
important. For as more than one fellow therapist told Dr. Weiss
(Weiss 1992, 55), "I still don't know if I believe in this past
life stuff, but I use it, and it sure does work!"
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